Carrefour Celebrates 22 Years of UAE Operations and Looks Back at Key Milestones of Its Growth Journey

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Published November 20th, 2017 - 11:12 GMT
Carrefour reveals key milestones of its growth and success story so far.
Carrefour reveals key milestones of its growth and success story so far.

On the occasion of its 22nd anniversary, Carrefour reveals key milestones of its growth and success story so far:

Since its inception in 1995 in the UAE, Carrefour has grown  its presence from one hypermarket in Deira City Centre to more than 220 stores across 15 countries

Today, Carrefour employs more than 34,000 people from over 75 nationalities in the region

Having opened with 20,000 products on its shelves in 1995, the company now offers customers more than 100,000 food and non-food products

Carrefour’s loyalty programme MyClub boasts more than one million members comprised of more than160 nationalities

With the ever-increasing popularity of internet shopping, Carrefour now operates an online store offering more than 19,000 products and a dedicated Carrefour mobile application which helps customers to locate its stores, discover promotions and make online purchases

Carrefour continues to build on its customer offering and has recently introduced innovative new retail concepts such as its Chocolate Factory, Healthy Kitchen, Green Home, Food 2 Go and more.

Background Information


Carrefour is one of the largest hypermarket and supermarket chains in the world. The brand was launched in the region in 1995 by Majid Al Futtaim, which is the exclusive franchisee to operate Carrefour in 38 countries across the Middle East, Africa, and Asia.

In 1995, Carrefour opened its first hypermarket in City Centre Deira UAE and through the years, expanded to over 220 Carrefour stores in 15 countries across the region, serving over 200,000 customers a day.

Carrefour operates different hypermarket and supermarket stores to meet the growing needs of its diversified customer base. In line with the brand’s commitment to provide the widest range of quality products and value for money, Carrefour today offers an unrivalled choice of more than 100,000 food and non-food products as well as thousands of household goods.

Carrefour is dedicated to rewarding its loyal customers and offering access to a unique and pleasant shopping experience through special offers and promotions throughout the year. Carrefour is committed to continued business growth in convenient locations across the Middle East, Africa, and Asia to create great moments for everyone, every day. 

Majid Al Futtaim

Majid Al Futtaim develops and operates a range of community and regional malls that vary in size and type, and each mall is strategically developed to meet the specific needs and requirements of its market.

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